A Flock of Seagulls

It took musical training and talent to program a drum machine and sing to synth, and a bit more effort to craft a look and sound that was original - or odd - enough to get noticed by record companies, and then by the record [...]

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Wang Chung

Wang Chung’s story begins in the late 1970s, when the creative core of Jack Hues and Nick Feldman first met in London. Prompted by the freedom of the punk music movement in England, they played together in several [...]

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The English Beat

One tempestuous weekend in March 1979 was not only the date of the Three [...]

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Missing Persons

In 1980 the Missing Persons made their first record, a 4-song EP entitled Missing Persons, in Zappa’s brand-new Utility Muffin Research Kitchen studios. The band toured, promoted the EP, appeared in the movie [...]

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Annabella’s Bow Wow Wow

Annabella Lwin, at the tender age of fourteen, was one of the most photographed, talked about and popular vocalists in the early 80’s with her band, BOW WOW WOW, who enjoyed success with massive hits such as ‘I Want Candy’, [...]

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animotion

In his book Totally Awesome 80s (St. Martin’s Press New York 1996), Matthew Rettenmund listed Animotion’s "Obsession" as #3 in his list of Quintessentially 80s Songs. The band’s name, Animotion was also chosen as [...]

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